This recipe has been in the family for generations and is a Christmas must have (if not the rest of the year).
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Trudeen Carter
- 1 lb butter at room temperature
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups all purpose flour
MethodIn a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well blended and fluffy.
Add vanilla and beat well again.
Add flour one cup at a time until well blended. Dough will be quite stiff after last cup.
Remove beater from dough and turn dough out on lightly floured board, and knead dough for 5 minutes or so until well blended.
Divide dough into 4 portions and roll into logs. Roll each log in waxed paper or plastic wrap and put in fridge to chill.
Preheat oven to 350 F and slice each log into 1/4 - 1/2 in slices (your preference) and put on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 20 -25 minutes or until just starting to turn a light brown on the bottom.
Tip: You can keep the unbaked logs in the fridge for a couple of weeks and bake as needed.